GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Nature-Nurture

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Example Question #1 : Nature Nurture

A parent sets rigid rules and demands obedience. They may use physical force, verbal insults or withdrawal of attention or love as motivators. They lack the warmth of other parents. According to Baumrind, this parent is using which parenting style?

Possible Answers:

Authoritative

Permissive-Indulgent

None of these answers

Authoritarian

Permissive-Uninvolved

Correct answer:

Authoritarian

Explanation:

Remember that authoritarian, not authoritative, refers to this style of parenting. Here's a bad rhyme to remember the difference: "Authoritarian is scaring friends and fairly tense. Authoritative is stimulative and facultative". The other parenting styles have permissive in the name, which should tip you off that neither of them will be a strict parenting style. 

Example Question #2 : Nature Nurture

A parent is warm and loving to their child. They are very affectionate, and rarely punish their offspring. In fact, they almost never set limits or boundaries, and never dole out punishments. This parent is exhibiting which of Baumrind's parenting styles?

Possible Answers:

Permissive-Uninvolved

None of these answers

Authoritarian

Permissive-Indulgent

Authoritative

Correct answer:

Permissive-Indulgent

Explanation:

This can be worked out logically, even without knowledge of Baumrind's four parenting styles. The parent is permissive but not uninvolved. The parent does not display much authority. However, the parent is clearly permissive and indulgent. 

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